IPSE: ‘After the financial damage of the pandemic, exclusion from support and the changes to IR35 taxation, this new tax hike on dividends will make it almost impossible for freelancers to continue to work through a limited company’.
CIOT: ‘The Government is keen to build trust in the tax system, but rushing in changes to its fundamental building blocks, in order to make possible the introduction of a policy which remains controversial, will not help that aim’.
FSB: ‘Breaking a manifesto promise by increasing NICs just at the moment when firms are struggling to get back on their feet would be devastating for small businesses and the local communities they serve’.
Lloyds Bank: ‘So many [businesses] have made permanent changes to survive, with many growing revenue or finding new revenue streams from the pivots they have made to adapt to new trading conditions’.
Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden: ‘Millions more rural homes and businesses will now be lifted out of the digital slow lane thanks to our mammoth £5 billion investment and one the quickest rollouts in Europe’.
FSB: ‘With the easing of self-isolation requirements, a well-functioning testing system becomes all the more crucial. The Government should reconsider its decision to stop sending free workplace testing kits to small businesses’.
Workingmums.co.uk: ‘Our survey shows that women clearly do want to progress and are more than willing to move on if they don’t get what they need and flexible jobs are available’.
IPSE: ‘On the whole, it seems freelancers think this would be much more hassle than it’s worth – and could even leave many out of pocket’.